An availability study for a SME

McCollin, C. and Disney, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-6021-4092, 2004. An availability study for a SME. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 15 (3), pp. 391-403. ISSN 1478-3363

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A case study of an availability analysis for a small commercial company is presented. The analysis was carried out to meet a customer requirement for the availability of an electronic ground-based system in a benign environment. Availability calculations were based on failure data provided and an explanation of the methodology and problems encountered and dealt with are discussed. The methodology includes failure classification according to MIL-HDBK-781A and how it may be used to promote and develop internal processes. A commentary on the background to reliability/availability specification is provided and a number of recommendations for monitoring reliability and availability are given.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Total Quality Management & Business Excellence
Creators: McCollin, C. and Disney, J.
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Place of Publication: Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Date: 2004
Volume: 15
Number: 3
ISSN: 1478-3363
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
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Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:48

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